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Jaeger Name Meaning

German (mostly Jäger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hunter, Middle High German jeger(e), Middle Low German jeger(e) (agent derivatives of jagen ‘to hunt’); as a Jewish surname, it is mainly ornamental, derived from German Jäger. The surname is also established in Scandinavia (Swedish Jäger; Danish and Norwegian Jæger) and has been Latinized as Venator.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Saeger, Jager, Jagger, Praeger, Nager, Manger, Saenger, Zanger

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Jaeger Family Origin

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Jaeger Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jaeger family was Shoemaker. The most common Jaeger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Jaeger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jaeger.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

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Jaeger Historical Records

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Jaeger Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Jaeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jaeger in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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United States

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